State of the art outdoor rink opens at Camp Manitou
The TNYF officially opened a state of the art covered rink, funded in part by the Industry Growth Fund, an initiative of the NHL and National Hockey League Players’ Association, that will help to grow the game of hockey in our community.
First class of WJHA graduates
The 2017-18 school year marked a significant milestone as the WJHA’s goal of using hockey as a vehicle to help students graduate was realized when 12 students who have journeyed through the entire WJHA program, beginning with the Lil’ Moose, made up the first class of program graduates.
Inaugural P11 Summit
More than 3,000 students gathered for a celebration of youth empowerment and well-being at the inaugural P11 Summit held at the Burton Cummings Theatre. Through celebrity guests and musicians, the summit created a wider forum for exposure to P11’s speakers, role models, and messages.
True North Youth Foundation
The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation formally changes its name to the True North Youth Foundation. The change in name reflects the commitment to youth programming, anchored and supported by True North, its board, employees, and partners.
WJTNF Assumes Operations Of Camp Manitou
The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation entered into a long-term lease and operating agreement, assuming the operations of Camp Manitou, a 28-acre oasis of trees and greenspace, offering a camp experience to Manitoba youth. Since taking on responsibility for Camp Manitou, the foundation has invested in refurbishing/restoring existing facilities and building new amenities.
Project 11 Is Launched
Honouring the life of Rick Rypien, Project 11 is launched. Rypien was a former Manitoba Moose player and contracted Winnipeg Jets player who sadly passed just prior to the inaugural Jets season in Winnipeg. Picking up on Rypien’s desire to help youth dealing with mental health issues, Project 11 was developed in partnership with the Province of Manitoba and Healthy Child Manitoba. The mental health awareness initiative is a curriculum based education and support program, promoting mental health for students in grades 5 to 8.
Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation Is Established
With the return of NHL hockey to Winnipeg, the MMYF transitions to become the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation. That same season the Lil’ Moose Hockey Program evolves into the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy, which in 2011 had grown to serve and accommodate 650 student-athletes attending the 30-week program.
MMYF Launches The Lil’ Moose Hockey Program
The MMYF launches its first self-programmed activity, beginning humbly with 30 children involved in the Lil’ Moose Hockey Program. The hockey/play-based program was designed to promote school attendance, academic progress, and a sense of community to underserved youth throughout schools in Winnipeg.
Official Charity Of The Manitoba Moose Hockey Club
With the opening of the MTS Centre, the MMYF remains the official charity of the Manitoba Moose Hockey Club, and the charity of choice for the MTS Centre. The MMYF continued to fundraise and distribute grants to worthy recipient charities in Manitoba.
Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation Is Founded
The Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation (MMYF) is founded and created to facilitate community involvement among players, coaches, board members, and Manitoba Moose employees. The MMYF raised funds through a variety of activities, and supported registered charities, with a focus on youth and active living.